Borel + Super Saver=Pletcher’s First Derby Win

Posted: 2nd May 2010 by John P. Wise in NHL
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One Great Season It seemed like a no-brainer, really. Whether you value a horse's bloodlines, his past finishes, or recent works on the local track, something about a Super Saver win in Saturday's Kentucky Derby 136 was an easy call. Remember how you used to bet $2 across the board whenever Pat Day raced? You spent $6 to get $10.80 back, just so you could say you cashed in a winning ticket. Never mind the absence of value; you merely wanted to boast. But that's what's starting to happen with jockey Calvin Borel, except there are actually some flavorful odds with him still. The increasingly popular Cajun raced to that rail early and rode it to his third Derby win in the last four events, much to the delight of a damp assembly of race fans at historic Churchill Downs. ...

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